Episodic Detection of Spoofed Data In Synchrophasor Measurement Streams
2019 Tenth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC)
Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) provide high-quality state information about the electrical grid in near-real time. However, as utilities become more reliant on these measurements, the devices themselves as well as the communication network that supports them will likely become a more prominent attack surface for cyber threats. In this paper, we demonstrate a system designed to find anomalous PMU data-specifically data that is intended to provide false signal readings (spoofed data) over a period of time. Our system uses support vector machines to distinguish between “normal” system operation and “spoofed” operation. The work presented here makes three main contributions. Specifically, we demonstrate: (1) a SVM-based classifier that has reasonable longevity (i.e., once trained, the classifier remains valid for a reasonable length of time); (2) a distributed version of our classifier that improves the efficiency and scalability; and (3) the classifiers above can be used to detect spoofs at different levels of fidelity which can have a dramatic effect on their suitability in a real-world operating environment.
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Liu, X., Wallace, S., Zhao, X., Cotilla-Sanchez, E., & Bass, R. B. (2019, October). Episodic Detection of Spoofed Data In Synchrophasor Measurement Streams. In 2019 Tenth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC) (pp. 1-8). IEEE.